27 Feb '12, 8am

Indonesia's moratorium will not significantly reduce emissions, but has other benefits, finds analysis

Indonesia's moratorium will not significantly reduce emissions, but has other benefits, finds analysis

Indonesia's moratorium undermines community forestry in favor of industrial interests (06/21/2011) Indonesia's moratorium on new concessions in primary forest areas and peatlands "completely ignores" the existence of community forestry management licenses, jeopardizing efforts to improve the sustainability of Indonesia's forest sector and ensure benefits from forest use reach local people, say environmentalists. According to Greenomics-Indonesia, a Jakarta-based NGO, community and village forestry licenses are not among the many exemptions spelled under the presidential instruction that defines the moratorium. The instruction, issued last month, grants exemptions for industrial developers and allows business-as-usual in secondary forest areas by the pulp and paper, mining and palm oil industries. Lack of clarity complicates Indonesia's logging moratorium (05/27/2011) Lack ...

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